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What a charming place.
I wasn't here very long.
In a nutshell
Of course there is a castle in Otranto.
As you might expect from a popular Italian seaside town, Otranto has a lively atmosphere on summer evenings. Just as soon as the sun begins to dip, the streets become busier until the little alleys are filled with people and noise.
Shops are open until late and restaurants and bars much later. There are fair-type attractions and sweet stalls for children, cool coconut slices and watermelons for adults. By the time night has fallen the city walls and area around the castle are a hive of activity, with locals and visitors alike chatting, meeting and people-watching.
You can visit the castle itself in the evening (although not too late) and there are no restrictions on walking around the walls, from where you can enjoy great views of the moon on the sea below. The old walls are impressively lit at night, even more striking than during the day.
Shopping, entertainment, people and sight-seeing: Otranto by night has it all.
Written Sep 30, 2008
Address: Otranto's old town centre
The local railway company, the Ferrovie Sudest, has a line which terminates in Otranto. The trip from Lecce can take upwards of an hour but it's really worthwhile going on the train. The trip necessitates at least one change, sometimes two, but it takes you right through the centre of some of the loveliest of the typical, characteristic terrain at pace which is sufficiently relaxed to allow you to take in the scenery around you. The train staff are usually very helpful so even if you don’t speak Italian they will do their best to ensure that you get to your destination.
Written Jan 27, 2009
Even in Otranto, as in other countries of the South, is accustomed to do the Sunday or evening walk on the seafront or in the main streets: all people take care of their dress style, with the most fashionable clothes (and here are really fashion victims!),to be able to be seen and watch others and do comments.watching people is a common pastime, perhaps sitting by a table at trendy cafes or to the balcony wall .... it is very pleasant come into this part for once and see that you as' foreign 'you will be appreciated !
Written Feb 5, 2008
this area is very good todo kite surf during the spring and in sept october, the wind is strong and the beaches are empty.
IF you want to do kite surfing near Otranto you have to go to the beach of Frassanito or to Alimini beachwhere there are also schools.
Written Feb 5, 2008